As an industry segment, wholesalers as a group experienced an overall sales boost of 3.3% over the previous year. C&S Wholesale Grocers bought Fleming's grocery wholesaling assets, and became the No. 2 wholesaler in the country.
t stores combine to account for approximately 50% of total sales. Corporate-owned stores encompass 265 price-impact and fresh supermarkets and 384 extreme-value food and general merchandise stores.